Lane Cove Guide to Playgroups 2024

Are you new to the area and want to meet some local families, or have a baby and need to get out of the house and chat to some other parents or carers of little ones? How about going to a playgroup!?

Playgroups are beneficial for children, families and communities. We’ve have put together a list of all the playgroups in the Lane Cove Council Area. Let us know if we missed any that you attend/have attended.

Play provides all children with the opportunity to learn, experience, investigate and interact with the environment. During play children create meaning from the world around them. It offers the child experiences to think, plan, create, do and find out.

Lane Cove

LCM Playgroup 

A fun music and movement program for parents and carers to bring their children under 5.

They meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 am – 11 am during school terms. Costs $20 per term. Contact LCM Playgroup for more information.

Contact Details

LCM Church Lane Cove
Tuesdays 9.30 am to 11 am (during school term)
Email: [email protected]
Address: 19 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove

St Michaels School Lane Cove Playgroup
St Michael’s Community Playgroup is held every Friday morning during the School Term between 9.00 am – 10.00 am.
Contact Details

St Michaels School
Fridays 9.00 am – 10.00 am (during school terms)
Address: 181-187 Longueville Rd Lane Cove
Email: [email protected]

Currambena Playgroup

Come and join us Thursdays from 9:30am – 11:00 am for a relaxed and fun informal morning play. It is a parent volunteer run, casual gathering for 0 to 5 year olds and their parents/carers.

Playgroup is also a place to find the valuable support and friendship of other parents & carers, and the time to relax for a cuppa and a chat.

We provide toys, craft and storybooks for unstructured play, creative and open ended learning in a nurturing environment. There are also lots of conversation, relaxation and a good time for all.

Please bring a piece of fruit or something to share for snacks and a gold coin donation.


Lane Cove North

Meeting House –  Sydney Community Services

Sydney Community Services offers playgroups at The Meeting House, Lane Cove North.

Playgroups are held every Tuesday and Thursday, 9.30am to 11.30am, and are suitable for children aged 0-5 years.

Sessions are run during term time only.


Arts, Craft, Music and Story Playgroups
0 – 5 years
9.30am to 11.30am

0 – 5 years
9.30am to 11.30am

Supported by Early Ed Fortnightly*

*Early Ed is and early intervention service for young children with disabilities & delays in their developments. For more information please visit:

meeting house

The playgroups are a great way to meet local parents and children of a similar age.

For more information and costs, click here.

Contact us:
Ph | 9003 1399
E | [email protected]


St Aidan’s Church Longueville

St Aidan’s Church Longueville offers Junior Jivers.  This is a Christian music and movement programme for children under five, meeting in the church foyer on Monday mornings from 9:15 am during school terms.

Morning tea is shared afterwards.

Parents and carers join with their children singing well-known songs, nursery rhymes and Christian songs, playing instruments, movement, dancing and stories, including simple bible stories.

Please bring morning tea/lunch for your little one and a gold coin for them to put in the piggy bank! For more information please call 9427 2666.

Contact Details

St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
Address: 1 Christina St Longueville 2066
Phone:  9427 2666
Email: [email protected]


Les Petits Loups – French-Speaking Playgroup

Les Petits Loups is a French-speaking playgroup held on Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm.

The French-speaking playgroup is run entirely by the members. The families who are members of the French-speaking Playgroup come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, including European, Canadian, South American, and Australian.

Playgroup sessions are conducted in French and are structured around: play, art and craft, story-telling and singing. A French library is also on offer. The accompanying parent/carer must be able to communicate in French.

Contact Les Petits Loups to organise a free trial visit

Contact Details

Les Petits Loups – French Speaking Playgroup
Address: 1 Christina St Longueville 2066
Facebook: @LesPetitsLoupsFrenchPlaygroup/
Email: [email protected]


Hunters Hill

Villa Playgroup
Our Villa Playgroup meet every Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30am during school terms. Play group is held in the Parish Hall which is a large and safe place for little ones to burn off some energy. We offer arts and crafts, a cafe corner, construction toys, a teepee, bikes and more. Activities are rotated on a weekly basis.

A gold coin donation is appreciated with each visit and bring along a morning tea for your own child.

Holy Name of Mary Parish Hall
Cnr Mary St and Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill.
Facebook: Villa Playgroup

Figtree Playgroup

Figtree Playgroup is run by volunteers as a community based playgroup. Children aged 0-5, and their parents/carers, are all welcome! Current members visit from Hunters Hill, Ryde, Gladesville, Drummoyne, Lane Cove and beyond. Each session consists of unstructured playtime, craft activities, morning tea and story/music time. We’ve just completed a complete renovation of our toy storeroom and have lots of fun new toys, games and crafts ready to be enjoyed, as well as an outdoor play area and sand pit. Fees are $30 per family for each 10 week term. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or queries.

New members are warmly welcome – hope to see you next visit!

$30 per family per term
$7.50 per family casual

Hunters Hill Fairland Hall,
14 Church Street, HUNTERS HILL, NSW 2110
Wednesdays 10am

Wild Kindy Playgroup

Sessions are relaxed, allowing both parent and child to connect and engage in nature-based play.

Session Duration: 1.5 hours hour’s during NSW school terms.

Suitable for ages: 2.5 years to 5 years

Location & Time: Field of Mars Reserve, East Ryde:  9.30-11am

Bluegum Reserve, Chatswood:  10-11.30am

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

What to bring: Morning tea (no nuts), change of clothes as we will get dirty, for more information please see our FAQ’s

Term 3 Dates : Commencing 19th July

Bookings Here:

Explorers Playgroup 

Explorers Playgroup provides creative play sessions for under 5s, spread across light-filled rooms and a beautiful playground. Experienced Play Leaders set up a range of activities to suit the needs of children, with an emphasis on child-initiated play supervised by a parent or carer in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Tips for enjoying playgroup: The aim is for adults and children to enjoy being together and to explore play in everyday life. A Playgroup Leader will greet you on your first visit and give you an introduction to the playgroup. We encourage carers to use the nametags for their children, that way we can all learn their names during the session.

Supervision: The Play Leaders facilitate play and all supervision is the responsibility of parents or carers.

Wear old clothes: Messy activities are an important and wonderful part of children’s play. Painting smocks are available.

Participation: During the storytime and dance along session, we encourage adults to participate, modelling behaviour is key to learning.

Packing up and cleaning: We provide cleaning equipment should you feel the need to sanitise toys before/after your child uses them.

Food and drinks: A coffee order will be placed with a local cafe at approx. 10:30am, please bring cash to purchase.  Please BYO keep cup. There are nearby cafes or please bring your own morning tea and lunch. For the safety of all children, we have a nut-free guideline in place at the Centre.

Prams: Please leave prams in the playground (either at the side of the building or at the end of the building).

Parking: If you are a resident in the North Sydney Council area you are eligible to apply for a Resident Permit and get 1.5 hours of free parking in Ridge St Car Park.

Session Duration: Children under the supervision of parents are welcome to informally access the play area between 9am and 5pm during weekdays

Suitable for ages: all ages

Location & Time: Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre16 -18 Fitzroy StKirribilli, NSW, 2061

Days: Monday – Friday

What to bring:  Gold coin donation

Lane Cove Library


The library runs events for the little ones during the week – not technically playgroups, but we thought they were worth including.

Weekly Pre-School Programs

Baby Bounce – Ages 0-3

Sing songs and perform action rhymes to encourage early language development and gross motor skills. During school terms only. No bookings required.

Storytime – Ages 3-6

Read themed stories, sing songs, and collect a take-home craft to encourage lifelong literacy and fine motor skills. Weekly through the year. No bookings required.


Storytime @ Greenwich Library – Ages 0-6 – 11:00am – 11:30am – During school terms only.


Baby Bounce @ Lane Cove Library – Ages 0-3 – 11:00am – 11:30am


Storytime @ The Yarn, Hunters Hill – Ages 3-6 – 11:00am – 11:30am


Storytime @ Lane Cove Library – Ages 3-6 – 11:00am – 11:30am


Baby Bounce @ St Leonards Library – Ages 0-3 – 10:00am – 10:30am

Storytime @ St Leonards Library – Ages 3-6 – 11:00am – 11:30am

Baby Bounce @ The Yarn, Hunters Hill – Ages 0-3 – 11:00am – 11:30am


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